Events

Agroecology, Buenvivir, and Perspectives of Development in the Maya-Achi Territory of Guatemala
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 12:00pm to Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 2:00pm
Agroecology, Buenvivir, and Perspectives of Development in the Maya-Achi Territory of Guatemala

Agroecology, Buenvivir, and Perspectives of Development in the Maya-Achí Territory of Guatemala

WHEN: April 16th, noon-2pm
WHERE: Urban Center Building (URBN), Room 212 - Parson's Gallery
Free and open to the public
Light refreshments will be provided

Nathan Einbinder is a Ph.D. candidate at the Colegio de la Frontera Sur, in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico, where he studies agroecology. His present research focuses on the scaling of agroecological practices in the Maya-Achí territory, in Guatemala, where he has worked for the past decade on issues of development, human rights, and food security.

This talk will discuss two different development paradigms in Guatemala: one informed by neoliberalism and grounded in historic economic/racial inequality, and another centered on indigenous values, sovereignty, and territorial defense. Nathan will explore the meaning and possibilities of 'development', along with different ways of thinking about poverty, progress, and sustainability.